German Potato Salad Recipe
Authentic German Recipe

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Here is my authentic German potato salad recipe. Or (Kartoffelsalat) as it is known in Germany. Yes, the highlighted comment above was from a visitor to my site. 

Each region in Germany tends to have their own recipe for German potato salad. My mother-in-law, from Baden-Württemburg, gave me this recipe, so it is an authentic German recipe.

You’ll want to make sure that all the potatoes are even in size so that they are all cooked at the same time. You can use large or small, as you wish. If they aren‘t cut them in half.

My recipe is easy to make and tastes delicious. Served just warm with meatballs, Maultaschen or a slice of grilled meat, this recipe is sure to be a winner. Make a big batch, invite some friends round for a barbecue and enjoy!

My German potato salad recipe is best served warm. You can keep any left overs in the fridge for a couple of days but take it out a couple of hours prior to eating so the potato salad reaches room temperature.

Best German Potato Salad

8-10 salad potatoes
1 onion
1/2 cup of warm meat broth
white wine vinegar, sunflower oil, salt and pepper to taste

Steam the potatoes in their skins until tender. If you have any potatoes from the day before, even better as they are easier to slice. Scrape them and let them cool slightly until just warm.

Chop the onion finely.

Slice the potatoes thinly with a potato slicer or a vegetable knife. Place in a large bowl.

Add the onion and enough warm meat broth so that the potatoes are quite moist but not sitting in broth! and leave to soak for an hour.
Lastly add enough sunflower oil, vinegar, salt and pepper to taste. Again I can't give exact quantities but I suggest that you start off with a couple of tablespoons of each of the oil and vinegar and then add more to taste.

Mix thoroughly. The potato salad should not be too dry, but quite moist.

Serve with your favourite German recipe such as Wiener Schnitzel.

German Potato Salad with Cucumber

Prepare the German potato salad as above. Peel one whole cucumber and thinly slice (but not paper thin). Add at the very end and mix through. Sprinkle one dessert spoon of finely chopped dill over the salad.

Try German potato salad with German Maultaschen which is pasta filled with meat for a top tasty meal that's filling too. Or if you prefer an original Wiener Schnitzel made with veal and coated in breadcrumbs. Alternatively enjoy German potato salad with a homemade German Pretzel, cold meats, cheese and salads for a Bavarian Brotzeit.

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Zachary - USA
Tremendous website. I lived in Germany for almost 14 years. Your recipes have me excited about getting back into German cooking. Thanks so much!